I have almost twenty years of experience coordinating and teaching English language and literacy programmes in international schools. I have administrative experience, have led workshops on language and literacy and have instigated various whole-school initiatives: connected learning, language and literacy across the curriculum, co-teaching and mother tongue maintenance. I have taught English, EAL and Dutch in the IB PYP, MYP and DP programmes.
My most recent project is Social Platform for English Language Teaching Across the Curriculum (SPELTAC), which I developed at the International School of Phnom Penh. SPELTAC is a whole-school, work-based, collaborative professional development programme for integrating language and literacy across the curriculum in international schools. It focuses on supporting and sustaining English language teaching across the curriculum in multilingual contexts through a 21st century Connectivist approach to learning.
My passions include language and literacy teaching across the curriculum, creating intercultural and interlingual learning environments, inquiry-based learning, social media and blogging for learning, visible thinking, new literacies, 21st century learning and technology integration. I have experience in international conference presentations, consultations and teacher training sessions. Currently, I work and live in Phnom Penh with my husband and two teenage sons.
I invite you to explore this website to get a picture of who I am as an educator, collaborator, leader, coach, and learner.